Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Home Sweet Home and other projects..

Look at this lovely book I found at less than half price the other day. It's filled with some really nice soft furnishing ideas as well as other pretty stuff. These are my favourites.

I found time to take some photos of the fabric I bought on Saturday at Amitie. Each pile (don't you love piles of fabric?!) is for a special project which I will reveal once they are complete. They are for some special friends.




Now I need some advice. I would like to start putting labels on my work and want some ideas. I quite like this clever idea although it's time consuming. Maybe a professionally woven label or printed label. Any suggestions?

7 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Ooohhh, those little hand embroidered tags are adorable! Do you by any chance have access to an embroidery machine? If so, you can see what I did with mine -- they're just simple and embroidered on twill tape -- but they were fun to play with! Scroll down to the end of the post.... http://thimbleanna.blogspot.com/2007/02/quiet-weekend.html
You could also do something cute with twill tape and sharpie pens -- maybe have a little "stick" drawing with your name??? Look at http://www.leanneshouse.typepad.com/ and scroll down for some inspirational ways to use that pen!

Megan said...

I'm so jealous of that Jane Cumberbatch book - it's great isn't it?. I love all her books, but don't own any yet.

julia said...

I have that book! It's been a great help to me as a teach yourself sewing guide, I just love it.

Julia

Ali said...

You chose some really wonderful fabrics there.

Belinda said...

beautiful images and I love your piles. Can't wait to see what they become. I get my labels from here http://www.apparellabels.com.au/ there are also a few etsy sellers that do labels.

Melody said...

I so (or sew!) wish that Cairns had a half decent fabric store!!! Urgh. I miss Melbourne sometimes with its fabulous choises of stores to shop from! I must get my hands on that book - which might just encourage me to be a (neater) better sewer! Those little tags are gorgeous but maybe you could get professional ones done?

Meet Me at Mikes said...

Oh.. yes .. i have this book.. i got it half price at the booksale in Prahran Central.. perhaps they still have some.. it was a while ago though! thanks for jogging my memory! happy day to you! xx pip